School dress code debate

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Why do they think that uniforms are the right thing for school? What makes them so wonderful that many schools lately have implemented a uniform policy? In my school they were a joke, no body took them seriously. They were just something else to try to bend the rules about. One girl would wear a khaki skirt, which was fine until she safety pinned a hem on it. Then she would wear the combat boot, fish net stockings, and a green cardigan that she had tapered with safety pins; so what did the uniform accomplish, nothing. Is there any reasons why they do have uniforms, do the pros out do the cons, and if they do need uniforms then how can they make them a little more student friendly?

The faculty will argue that uniforms help provide the students with some sort of unity; getting them prepared for the workforce. They also say that it is less of a distraction to them in class because no one is wearing anything different from anyone else in the class. Is that really so, though? In my experience, it did not matter if everyone had on the same thing as other students, they would still find something to talk about. I remember one student who did not have a lot of money so he could not afford to buy many of the uniforms so he would end up wearing the same pants a few days in a row. That gave people some fuel for ridicule, "Oh look at him, didn't he wear those same pants yesterday?  and "Eww, he must not have the money to wash his clothes,  were some of the things that were said. Of course, they would also find some way of bending the rules.

The rules were very vague in that they did not specify what could and could not be worn, so the students took advantage of that fact and altered the dress code in anyway they saw fit. One student was bored in class so he decided to draw on his pant leg, then proceeded to wear the pants repeatedly through out the school year. Although he did this, he could not be

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